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Anglo-Japanese Society of Wessex

An Unincorporated Association

Honorary Patrons:
Alexander Rosenblatt, George Logan (Dr Evadne Hinge), Michael Soumei Coxall, Kazue Yanagida

Japan Representative:
Kazue Yanagida

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Special Advisor:
Jackie Wright

Godfrey King

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Phil Ronan, Steve Rice

Established 1996

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Musician's Chapel Dedication

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Artist Info :: Michiko Shimanuki

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Michiko Shimanuki

Photo by Leo Cinicolo

Michiko Shimanuki commenced her professional piano studies with Dame Fanny Waterman in Leeds at the age of 17. She obtained her performing diploma from the Royal College of  Music (ARCM) and continued her piano studies with the late Kendall Taylor, CBE in London and Aquiles Delle Vigne at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris "Alfred Cortot" in Paris and gave many concerts in the UK and Europe during her 20s. She then pursued her composition studies and received a full scholarship to participate in the master class of Betsy Jolas at the Academie Musicale de Villecroze in France in 2003, and completed her Ph.D. in Composition at King's College London in 2011.

Michiko's music has been performed by the London New Wind Ensemble, Ellie Blackshaw, Ian Mitchell among others since 2004. Michiko has written the original music for films by Donato Cinicolo. She has also recorded some piano music of J.S. Bach and Eric Satie as part of the soundtrack for "Ravel".